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[MCV] The extent of Kinect 2's visual DRM is beginning to emerge

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Kinect 2 will be able to employ certain DRM measures depending on what it observes in the living room.

That’s the conclusion suggested by a patent filed by Microsoft, and corroborated by sources talking to MCV in the weeks leading up to this week’s Xbox One reveal.

ExtremeTech reports that Microsoft has filed for a patent that allows Kinect to monitor the number of viewers in the room. It then cross-checks this with the maximum number of viewers permitted by the licence that a user agrees to when purchasing or renting content.

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They are trying to brush it off, but as we've seen with Required Connections and no used games, a lot of their patents have come to fruition.
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Are microsoft just trying to push people towards sony or something? They are doing a fantastic job of it.
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